We ended up purchasing this rug because of the color, pattern and size. I thought it was such a bargain because the rug is massive, most other similarly sized rugs are more than double the price. The rug feels great underfoot and I love the look, but it sheds SO bad I cannot tolerate it. I know other reviews had similar problems, but I had no idea how bad it would be. We have this in our living room, very high traffic area, and even with twice daily vaccuming, there is still fibers on my socks, stuck to my couches, all over my still crawling 13 month old... it drives me insane. Also, because of the contrast of the colors, the white fibers are very noticeable on the blue part of the rug and vice versa. It basically looks like I never vaccum. I wish. I've now had the rug three solid months and while it has let up some, it is still terrible with shedding. I don't know that anything can be done, since I've had it so long, but I will contacting Overstock's customer service team to inquire about any options. Overall, if you're not planning to put the rug in a high traffic area, it may work - if you're going to have this in any room where it will be constantly walked, laid or played on, STAY AWAY! You get what you pay for.